Colombian folklore is in mourning after the death of Víctor ‘Rey’ Reyes, who was one of the most recognized accordionists and producers of vallenato in the country, was confirmed this Friday.
According to his son, Samith Reyes, the famous musician died at the Piedecuesta International Hospital where he was hospitalized due to a severe respiratory crisis. In addition, he indicated that his father had suffered from pancreatic cancer for some years.
“The musician had suffered a severe respiratory crisis, for which he was admitted to the International Hospital of Colombia, in Piedecuesta. However, despite medical efforts, he passed away at dawn this Friday ”specified in the newspaper La Vanguardia.
The death of Reyes generated a wave of reactions on different social networks from lovers of this genre. One of the first to speak out was the official account of the Vallenato Festival.
“Vallenato folklore mourned with the death of the great accordion player Víctor ‘Rey’ Reyes, who left a great musical feat. RIP Our condolences to your family, countrymen and friends ”, was the message she wrote, which he accompanied with a photo of the artist.
The renowned accordion player was King of the Vallenata Legend Festival in 1990 and King of Kings in 2004. Likewise, he shared the stage for several years with Miguel Morales, Jorge Luis Ortiz, Iván Villazón, Farid Ortiz and the Binomio de Oro, among others.
The musician, who was 58 years old and lived in Barrancabermeja (Santander), was also recently part of Silvestre Dangond’s ‘Entre Grandes’ tour, with whom he played several times.
They damage the tomb of Martín Elías
The tomb of Martín Elías, who died in a tragic accident in 2017, has undoubtedly become one of the most important tourist attractions in the city of Valledupar in recent years.
However, the widow of the renowned singer, Dayana Jaimes, made a public complaint this week on her personal Instagram account, where she assured that they recently harmed her again, since they sat on top of her.
“You do not know the anger and disagreement that I have with all this that happened with the tomb of Martín, Because it’s not the first time it’s happened. And really, the lack of culture of some people has no name. I tell you this because on many occasions that I have been there I have seen how people arrive and sit on the edge of the grave to take the super photo. That should not be done,” the woman said.
Jaimes, in the same way, took advantage of the moment to share several postcards of how the grave of the late Vallenato music artist was left. In addition, he showed the person responsible for this damage.
In the images, which quickly went viral on different social networks, it can be seen that the upper part of the mausoleum, where the photograph of Martín Elías was located, ended up completely destroyed.
“I hope you learn that one does not sit in the graves, to pose for a photo. Hopefully, just as you wanted to do it so badly, you have the same desire to take responsibility and pay for the damage “concluded-